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Thanks Bench Marks, you tell a bad story well

WE HAVE got to be grateful for organisations like Bench Marks Foundation. Whether or not we enjoy their special breed of gloom and misery mongering that makes o... Read Story

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Most land claimants do not want to be farmers

If one is to believe the government’s pronouncements on the “land issue” then land hunger is acute among South Africa’s African populati... Read Story

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Rating agency did the dirty on Capitec

There must be a mechanism somewhere that can be used to hold ratings agencies to account.

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Five unique moves that scored win for Germany
July 16 2014 at 04:54

It’s an age-old question: Does the soccer field offer broader lessons for life – and can big tournaments lead to changing the perception of nations?

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Church played big role in ending strike
July 16 2014 at 04:44

Having just come out of the longest mining strike in our history, we need to pause for reflection. Why did it take a gruelling five months to settle the strike?

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Angry NUM accuses Implats of union bashing
July 15 2014 at 04:36

Is union rivalry rearing its ugly head on the platinum belt again after an agreement was reached to end the five-month wage strike? The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) has alleged that since last week, a number of unio... Read Story
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World Cup proves no simple fix for poor nations
July 15 2014 at 04:35

As the dust around the pomp and ceremony of the World Cup closing ceremony settles, the question must be raised why poor countries like South Africa and Brazil are mesmerised by the allure of hosting the tournament, despit... Read Story
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Pressure on SA but oil outlook offers hope
July 14 2014 at 04:53

South Africa is at the mercy of many global forces. The ebb and flow of money around the world has been the main focus of late, with the rand steadily losing ground against the dollar and other major currencies over the pa... Read Story
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S&P’s growth scepticism puts SA in notable company
July 14 2014 at 04:49

Although not unexpected, the recent downgrading of South Africa’s credit rating by Standard & Poor’s (S&P) elicited wide reaction.

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New powers ready for the ‘Rio consensus’ era
July 14 2014 at 04:47

Conveniently scheduled at the end of the World Cup, Brazil hosts the leaders of fellow Brics members Russia, India, China and South Africa in a meeting that presents them with a truly historic opportunity.

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Eskom’s black hole of debt is a threat to all
July 14 2014 at 04:49

We now regularly read of Eskom having a shortfall of something over R200 billion, with the government scratching its collective head as to where this possibly came from or, worse still, how they could ever fill this hole.<... Read Story
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Sixth Brics summit to test mettle
July 13 2014 at 14:05

Brazil has had little time to mourn as it moves into hosting the sixth Brics (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) heads of state summit this week.

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This giant must be forced to comply
July 12 2014 at 15:50

Sasol is seeking to flout our environmental laws for clean air.

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